26 May 2016

More charges laid over abuse of bobby calves

6:32 pm on 26 May 2016

More charges have been laid over the abuse of bobby calves in Waikato as seen on video circulated last year.

Ten charges were laid against a person in March; now four representative charges have been laid against another person and a company under the Animal Welfare Act and the Animal Products Act.

The images of calves being left in roadside crates, thrown onto trucks and abused at a slaughterhouse triggered an investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries - an inquiry that is still going on.

The first hearing of the charges is in the Huntly District Court next month.